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Ski and Snowboard School ESI Orcieres - South Alps

ESI Orcieres ESI

INFORMATIONS COVID19 : Vos cours entièrement remboursé en cas d'annulation liée à la Covid.

Welcome to the ESI of Orcières Merlette 1850,

Our ESI started in 2006. Member of the International Labor union of the Ski instructors (SIMS), we had signed the quality charter of the international ski schools.

Craftsmen of the ski we wish to offer you the best quality of teaching with collective group limited (6 for the beginners from 4 to 6 y.o, 8 for the other courses). It allows us an individualized teaching, to ensure the best security and to improve the user-friendliness of the course. 

In our team, instructors are State-certified (BEES / DE), the school is approved by the Sporting Ministry to assure the formation of future instructors and some of them got also a diploma Mountain guide, Guide in mountain.... They all are, for you, listening to you, sharing with you the passion of ski. 

We offer you courses of Alpine and nordic skiing, courses of snowboard and other disciplines, any levels, for children from 4 y.o and adults, in Collective Lesson or Pivate ones. These classic formulae have already proved their efficiency, we just add the ESI touchuser-friendlinesssharingpleasure. To award each for the work achieved during the week ; the usual "medal ceremony" * ! Another occasion to share a good moment with your instructor. 

The school uses the priority queue of the ski lifts, the price of the courses do not include the skipass which is MANDATORY to ski and for all our lessons. 


* The instructor award you a medal at the acquired level and a progress notebook, for free. => If you have already received this blue notebook, slide it in your suitcase and hand it to your instructor, it is so great to see the progress!  


  • Torchlight Descent

    The Torchlight descent is made for the benefit of the association ENFANT EN DANGER (CHILDREN IN DANGER).

    Chinese lanterns for the children (minimum level: International Cristal) and torches for the adults.

  • Medals ceremony

    The week of course ends with the "medals ceremony" : your instructor confirms your level and offers you the medal and the notebook of progress... Congratulations!!!

Orcières Merlette Ski resort

Orcieres village is in the high valley of Champsaur, at the edge of black Drac, between 1350 m and on 1450 m.

The territory of the municipality spreads between 1170 m and 3117 m (Grand Pinier).

Half of the territory of the municipality of Orcieres is in the central zone of the French National park of Ecrins. She also counts some magnificent lakes, such as the lake of Estaris or still lake of Pisses, the Twin lakes, the Long lake...

The ski resort is situated in Merlette, approximately 5 kilometers further, in 1850 m of height.

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